Prewriting Exercise: fountain of ink
Fountain of ink
does not ploy deceptions, no.
Pen surges to create illusions,
so play in them, within,
dance at their beat
script your own scenes
enable yourself to animate infinity
in this timed timely second
within the utopian frame of these pages
where poems read your delights and my sins
without tricking the reader not to believe
without misleading the writer not to relive.
As words and writers and readers meet
in the promise and the pledge
the oath supped under our tongues
as poems swallow you
as you feast in your echo of my own patois
Cuming to Live
Coming to Life
While this story becomes verve that thrives.
From a fix of ink ©Cecilia Martinez-Gil
(Finishing Line Press)
Cecilia Martinez-Gil is a poet, writer, translator, and former journalist. She has published two full- length poetry collections a fix of ink and Psaltery and Serpentines, and co-wrote the award-winning experimental video Itinerarios. Her poetry has been chosen finalist for the ForeWord Reviews’ Book of the Year Award, finalist in the USA National Best Books Award and Runner-Up for the Los Angeles Book Festival Award. Her poems have been published on Levure Littéraire, in Voices, A Santa Monica Women’s College Publication, Anthology of Latin American Writers in Los Angeles, Imaginarias: Antología de Poesía, and in her first chapbook Muecas de Fósforo. Her work as a journalist has been published in magazines and newspapers, in both Spanish and English. She has a B.A. in Comparative Literature, and two M.A.s, in Hispanic Languages and Literatures, and in English and Creative Writing. This fall, Cecilia will begin studies at Antioch University, pursuing a dual degree, an M.A. in Urban Sustainability combined with an M.F.A. in Creative Writing. She teaches English and Latin American Literatures at Santa Monica College.
Learn more at www.ceciliamartinezgil.com